- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) - New York Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur says he’s been traded to the Texas Rangers.

The AL West-leading Rangers have been looking for a right-handed hitter to come off the bench for the final month of the season and their expected postseason appearance. The deal had to be completed by Tuesday night in order for Francoeur to be eligible for the playoff roster.

The teams have yet to officially announce the trade, but the strong-armed Francoeur said after a 9-2 loss to Atlanta that he’s headed to the Rangers. He says he excited about the chance to be on a playoff team.

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